Hello CasparCG users!
I work at a company which streams financial news on youtube and we are in the middle of changing from a radio style production to more of a tv channel.
I have replaced our old BSI Simian system with CasparCG utilizing RedCast as our automation/playout client.
our system is set up as follows:
Windows 7 PC hosting server and client > HDMI out to a Aja HA5 >SDI in to Tricaster 410
Eventually i would like to get it set up where we are encoding via the client but at the moment we are still testing the client just to play spots and bumpers.
I have a few questions and several concerns with the way redcast handles the content and im hoping someone here can help or guide me to a better client.
any changes i make to the config file seem to show no results at all.
(what i want is to output minimum 720p at 29.97 NTSC using screen consumer, non windowed. what i get is PAL interlaced [no idea the res and fps] and screen consumer is still windowed. Below is my complete config file…)
videos sometimes drag and then get cut off before they are finished. (this could very well be a bad internal clock but that wouldnt explain why it cuts off the end of the spot.)
RedCast is quite primitive when it comes to log updates and i would like something that has batch edit capabilities. Primarily because we play the same log every day and dont want to have to tediously change the date on every time start in the playlist. Im looking at Simple Video Playout but i dont really understand how to set it up so if theres a post or video that goes step by step that would be helpful.
(if anyone can show me how to display my config data in the post that would be very helpful. otherwise Here is a download link for my file)
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <configuration> <paths> <media-path>c:/casparcg/_media\</media-path> <log-path>log\</log-path> <data-path>data\</data-path> <template-path>c:/casparcg\</template-path> <thumbnails-path>thumbnails\</thumbnails-path> </paths> <channels> <channel> <video-mode>1080p2997</video-mode> <channel-layout>stereo</channel-layout> <straight-alpha-output>false</straight-alpha-output> <consumers> <screen> <device>2</device> <aspect-ratio>16:9</aspect-ratio> <stretch>uniform</stretch> <windowed>false</windowed> <key-only>false</key-only> <auto-deinterlace>false</auto-deinterlace> <vsync>false</vsync> <name>Screen Consumer</name> <borderless>true</borderless> </screen> <newtek-ivga> <channel-layout>stereo</channel-layout> <provide-sync>true</provide-sync> </newtek-ivga> </consumers> </channel> </channels> <controllers> <tcp> <port>5250</port> <protocol>AMCP</protocol> </tcp> </controllers> <osc> <default-port>6250</default-port> <predefined-clients> <predefined-client> <address>127.0.0.1</address> <port>6251</port> </predefined-client> </predefined-clients> </osc> </configuration>